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White Plains Council Approves Budget

The White Plains Common Council approved the city budget 5-2.
The White Plains Common Council approved the city budget 5-2. Photo Credit: File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Common Council approved the city's 2017-2018 budget Monday night, 5-2.

Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona, who is challenging Mayor Thomas Roach in a Democratic primary, opposed the budget because it did not put the community first, according to The White Plains Examiner .

Lecuona said it was unacceptable that Parking Department revenue accounted for 20 percent of the city's revenue, according to The White Plains Examiner .

Roach said White Plains is in better shape than other municipalities and the city can increase sales tax revenue by building more residences in downtown White Plains, according to The White Plains Examine r. Sales tax revenue decreased $700,000 from last year.

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